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Premium Rush (12A)

Premium Rush (12A)

Action, Thriller

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

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The critical consensus

It all combines to make Premium Rush a satisfying piece of head-rush cinema that should leave viewers feeling exhilarated.

****(*)Rob Carnevale, The List, 10/09/2012

A movie that while thin and silly, moves with such joyous speed that you almost want to throw your arms in the air and scream.

***(*)(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 10/09/2012

Plot contrivances aside, this is a thrilling chase movie that genuinely delivers.

****(*)Rob Carnevale, The Herald, 13/09/2012

A few twiddly Google Maps inserts aside, David Koepp’s film is low on kinetic energy.

**(*)(*)(*)Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, 13/09/2012

This is about the bike, the road and the compulsion to go, go, go. Cycling proficiency teachers will hate it.

****(*)Henry Barnes, The Guardian, 13/09/2012

To be honest, no matter what head of speed Wilee gets up, bicycle chases just aren't that exciting, and David Koepp's juggling of present tense and flashbacks doesn't raise the pulse either.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 14/09/2012

The film is one snappy, fast-paced chase through the streets of Manhattan. Never mind the logic, feel the breeze.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 14/09/2012

Fast, furious and infuriating.

**(*)(*)(*)Chris Tookey, Daily Mail, 13/09/2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an immensely likable hero and the stunt work is astonishing.

Philip French, The Observer 16/09/2012

It’s definitely the ‘other’ Gordon-Levitt film out this month, but this silly cycler whizzes by amiably. Star charm helps: JGL’s enjoyment in his job adds welcome levels of Levitt-y.

***(*)(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 14/09/2012

A VHS classic from another age, but times have changed.

**(*)(*)(*)Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies, 13/09/2012

Features about Premium Rush (12A)

Cycling chases: Hang on to your helmet

Matilda Battersby, The Independent, 01/09/2012

Premium Rush is an awesome bike ride of a film

John Patterson, The Guardian, 08/09/2012

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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